Wendy Greuel

LA Council considering boroughs

LOS ANGELES - A proposal to create a borough system in Los Angeles was submitted yesterday to the City Council by five of its members.

If approved by the council, it would go to voters Nov. 5, providing the city's electorate with an alternative to an expected secession measure or measures that same day.

The proposal calls for a charter amendment that would create an elected, 15-member commission to draft a plan within a year.

That commission would be required to divide the city into multiple boroughs, each of which would elect its own board to handle local budget and planning decisions.

The motion was introduced by Councilwomen Wendy Greuel and Janice Hahn and...